The year following the 2012 Miss Rubber World competition has not been an easy one. Much has happened here at Black and Blue Media, and I’m still stunned that we’re already into April 2013. Things have been harder over in the Big Apple between hurricane damage last year, the ongoing entropy of the economy and most of all the two critical surgeries our friend Dana Windsor had to go through.
Dana actually produces the event, we merely help him with publicity. You might think that after major heart surgery, Dana would put the competition on hold for a year, or even put the entire thing to bed for good. Then again, if one thought that, they don’t know rubber fetishists very well. This sort of latex fanaticism convinced me to help Dana in the first place.
Tonight, the first party of the New York Rubber Ball kicks off, presented by Fixe Magazine. Which is a fitting moment here, because I’d like to thank Cary of Fixe for all his support. Cary has interviewed every contestant and no doubt is probably sharing drinks with some of them as I write this.
Obviously, I’d also like to thank Dana for having us do the publicity for this great event, contestants Julie Simone, Queen Titania, Psylocke, Madria, and Val Vampyre for granting interviews. I’d also like to thank Lydia Lael for her time for an interview and send apologies to The Baroness for not being able to finish the interview for Ynot. We’ll be following up with that after the smoke has cleared and the 2013 Miss Rubber World has been crowned.
Another round of thanks goes out to the fetish news powerhouse Marquis, and latex icon Peter W. Czernich. Peter has fulfilled a dream of mine to actually see a client published in Marquis, and I wish him and Marquis all the best.
Since Sherry and I are publicists, there’s someone we’d like to thank most of all, the adult industry press for all their support. Obviously, folks like Gene, Rog, Monstar, Christina, Steve, along with the folks over at AVN, All Adult Network, and Xbiz. But we reserve special thanks to Cindi Loftus of Lukeisback.com, and Tony of TonyBatman.com for being there again and again not just to run our press releases, but for constantly publishing interviews with the contestants.
You see, while we know fetish, and we know kink, but when Dana called, he wasn’t just looking for a publicist. He was really looking for major sponsors in the adult industry, such as Vivid, or Hustler. Knowing how tight those wallets would be, Sherry and I knew that kind of sponsorship had a slim chance. Our ongoing plan has been to keep the ball, and the contest constantly in the eyes of the adult industry press, and in turn keeping the event in the eyes of the adult industry itself.
Last year, Austin White came from Los Angeles to compete. Kendra James entered, but had to cancel due to personal reasons. This year, porn star and producer Julie Simone is gunning hard for the title of Miss Rubber World. 2014 may be the year we get a major adult industry sponsor on board, and if not, a minor one may sign on instead.
In the meantime, I’ll be pushing Miss Rubber World 2013 to the industry, and looking to bring more latex designers into the adult industry spotlight. Seriously, it’s time for Xbiz and AVN to realize there’s more to rubber than Syren/Stockroom and what’s being whipped out by novelty companies.
So, I’m heading to bed here in LA, wishing I could be meeting contestants & designers in person in the city that never sleeps, dreaming of rubber, and looking forward to spreading the news about the new Miss Rubber World.
Best wishes always,
Jay E. Moyes